The Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis team won it’s eighth straight Sectional Championship on Saturday, defeating East Central 3-2. With the team score tied at 2-2, freshman #1 singles player Lleyton Ratcliffe pulled out a three hour, three set win for the Bulldogs.1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe (BA) def. Chase Lambrinides (EC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.2 Singles- George Ritter (BA) def. Brody Taylor (EC) 6-2, 6-1.3 Singles- Will Harmeyer (BA) def. Gavin Daniels (EC) 6-3, 6-3.1 Doubles- Jared Volpenhein/Cole Davidson (EC) def. Sam Giesting/Lane Westerfeld (BA) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.2 Doubles- Allen Pope/Zach Bovard (EC) def. Cooper Williams/Adam Scott (BA) 6-2, 6-1.Batesville will play at Franklin County in the opening round of the Regional at Richmond on Tuesday at 4:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.The Franklin County Wildcats captured The Boys Tennis Sectionals at Connersvillewith wins against Union County 5-0 and Connersville 3-2.FC will battle Batesville on Tuesday, October 3rd, at Richmond at 4:30.The Greensburg Pirates won The Jennings County Sectionals with 5-0 wins over Jennings County and Southwestern.The Pirates will take on Bloomington North at The Bloomington North Regionals on Tuesday, October 3rd, starting at 5.
FREEPORT, Ill. – A fifth-place place finish at one of 80 IMCA special events this season is good for a $50 product certificate, courtesy of Hooker Harness.The Freeport, Ill., custom seatbelt and shoulder harness manufacturer gives those certificates for all events in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, and at designated specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official results from designated specials are received.All Hooker seat belts and harnesses are manufactured to individual customer specifications, so they are not manufactured until actually ordered. Any necessary alterations are made at no additional cost.Information about Hooker Harness products is available at the www.hookerharness.com website, on Facebook or by calling 815 233-5479.The 2017 season is Hooker Harness’ third as an IMCA sponsor.“Hooker Harness has increased the value of their IMCA program to encourage more racers to update their safety equipment,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder emphasized. “Belts and harnesses are critically important and something drivers should replace regularly to ensure they are safe in the cockpit.”